It happens every year in Bonn at Christmas. No, not the Rhine freezing over, or a rail strike, I mean of course the Festive concerts of Scottish Folk supremo Simon Kempston at Bonn Folk Club.
Legend has it that John Harrison made a deal at the Crossroads (somewhere near Grauerheindorf) that there would always be a stage for Simon – as long as Simon brought with him a new CD. And so the deal was set in 2010 over a flagon of whiskey (Scotch of course). Simon isn’t letting a little bug like Covid 19 stop him. If you can’t come to him then Simon is coming to you via Facebook: DIAL IN DETAILS HERE
On Sunday 13 December from 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm CET (7.00 pm to 8.30 pm UK time) you can catch a whole concert for the Folk Club statutory fee of nothing – but hopefully you will want to reward Simon in what has been a calamitous year for someone who makes his living from travelling the World and playing music. Paypal donations will be gratefully accepted.